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Blue Book History

Blue Books are located at every Penn owned building. To view the Blue Book specific to your building, contact your Building Administrator or your Building Emergency Coordinator.

Following the direction of the University of Pennsylvania Crisis Management Plan, the Blue Book Program was developed and put into action in the spring of 2006. The program employs an eight phase implementation and maintenance approach. Phases I and II includes all campus buildings where people sleep (residential buildings, fraternities and sororities, and the Steinberg Conference Center); information for these phases was gathered and books completed during the 2006-2007 academic year. Phase III includes all school-related science buildings; this phase was completed during the 2007-2008 academic year. Phase IV includes all school-related non-science buildings and was completed in 2008-2009 academic year. Phase V includes center-related buildings not associated with a school; and was completed during the 2009-2010 academic year. Phase VI was a maintenance phase and phase VII, New Bolton Center, was completed during the 2010-2011 academic year. Phase VIII, Morris Arboretum, was completed during the 2011-2012 academic year.

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